Lately, barefoot running became more popular with promises of fewer injuries while running. Running is a very individual thing–varying from person to person–and you should experiment cautiously to see if barefoot running works for you. Barefoot running can reduce the pressure to the knee up to 38%.On the other hand, it can cause metatarsal (ball of the foot) fractures, capsulitis and bursitis of joints of the ball of the foot.
Check to make sure your feet are able to handle barefoot running first before you embark on your journey. If you have a pronated type of foot, you should avoid barefoot running.
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